University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Assistant Professor Faculty Position in Health, Technology and Aging

Position Title: Assistant Professor Faculty Position in Health, Technology and Aging

Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Location: Illinois

Posted Date: Monday, December 19, 2016

Application Due Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Position Description:

The internationally renowned Department of Kinesiology and Community Health ( within the College of Applied Health Sciences ( at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ( is dedicated to the scholarly investigation of all aspects of health, rehabilitation, and human movement. Our 35 interdisciplinary faculty are housed within state of the art research facilities, including the $10 million Khan Annex and Center for Wounded Veterans. Our department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Kinesiology and Community Health, an MS degree in Rehabilitation, and a CEPH accredited MPH degree. KCH faculty maintain active collaborations with engineering, psychology and nutrition al sciences as well as the Center for Health Aging and Disability, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the new Carle-Illinois College of Medicine, local hospitals and community organizations.


The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health is searching for outstanding candidates with a background in health, technology and aging research. The department and college are currently spearheading a campus-wide initiative focusing on the creation, utilization and testing of technologies to improve the lives of older adults. This initiative has already resulted in a high-profile senior hire and we seek to continue to build a critical mass of faculty in health, technology and aging. We seek individuals with diverse backgrounds, training, and research portfolios that integrate health, technology and aging research. Successful applicants would study healthy aging by bridging technology (e.g. mobile health, sensors, smart devices, rehabilitation and assistive technologies) and the biological, behavioral and/or social sciences. Successful applicants will contribute to the department’s instructional mission, conduct research, and advance scholarship in their area of expertise. The position is a 9-month, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Available: The preferred start date is August 16, 2017.


Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field such as engineering, kinesiology, physiology, psychology, public health, rehabilitation science, the design of interactive technology, etc. A strong record of independent research in the integration of health technology and the biological, social and/or behavioral sciences is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active externally funded research agenda and contribute to the instructional mission of the department.

Salary: Salary is competitive based on a 9-month academic year appointment.

Closing Date: To assure full consideration, the following materials should be uploaded by January 31, 2017.

How to Apply

Application Process: Application materials should be submitted online at

The following materials are requested: (1) a letter of application that includes a statement of research interests, teaching experience and summary of qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) names and contact information for three references. For more information about the position, applicants may contact:

Jacob J. Sosnoff, Ph.D.
Chair, Health, Aging and Technology Search Committee
Kinesiology and Community Health
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
906 S. Goodwin Ave, 301 Freer Hall, MC 052, Urbana, IL 61801
Email: Phone: 217-333-9472

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